Organic Substrate Patents (Class 427/536)
  • Patent number: 10077346
    Abstract: A method for coating a support with an adhesion primer for improving the connection between the support and an active outer layer. To this end, the coating of the support with a layer of adhesion primer is carried out with an aqueous dispersion including (i) particles of at least one acrylic and/or methacrylic polymer having either a gel content of less than 50 wt. % and an acrylic and/or methacrylic acid copolymer content of at least 10 wt. %, or a gel content of at least 50 wt. %, and (ii) at least one cross-linking agent in an aqueous solution, that can allow interfacial cross-linking and leads to a residual content of free acid functions of the surface copolymer(s) of at least 5 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY FILMS EUROPE
    Inventors: Keltoum Ouzineb, Maria Cristina Penache
  • Patent number: 10071397
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical packaging comprising a silicone-free lubricating film of crosslinked organic molecules. The method for producing the pharmaceutical packaging comprises: applying a silicone-free organic fluid as a film on a surface of a hollow substrate for the lubricating film; placing the substrate in a vacuum reactor; evacuating the vacuum reactor; generating an alternating electromagnetic field by an AC voltage source; and introducing the alternating electromagnetic field into the interior of the substrate, a field strength thereof in the gas which is present in or introduced into the evacuated cavity of the substrate being sufficient to cause a homogeneous glow discharge under the pressure prevailing in the cavity of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Hartmut Bauch, Manfred Lohmeyer
  • Patent number: 9945849
    Abstract: A method is disclosed herein for treating a polymeric surface to resist non-specific binding of biomolecules and attachment of cells. The method includes the steps of: imparting a charge to the polymeric surface to produce a charged surface; exposing the charged surface to a nitrogen-rich polymer to form a polymerized surface; exposing the polymerized surface to an oxidized polysaccharide to form an aldehyde surface; and exposing the aldehyde surface to a reducing agent. Advantageously, a method is provided which produces surfaces that resist non-specific protein binding and cell attachment and that avoids the use of photochemical reactions or prior art specially designed compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxi (Kevin) Chen, William Galbraith
  • Patent number: 9534293
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is a process for obtaining a material comprising a substrate at least part of whose surface and at least one of whose faces is based on organic compounds, the said process being implemented at atmospheric pressure comprises moreover the following stages: In the immediate vicinity of the said substrate a zone containing active species of a non-thermal plasma is created; into the said zone is injected at least one precursor of a chemical element so as to deposit upon at least one face of the said substrate (at least part of whose surface comprises an organic compound base), a first thin layer capable of protecting the said substrate against oxidation reactions, specifically those due to radicals. A further purpose of the invention is the material obtainable according to this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Sophie Besson, Maxime Duran, Emmanuel Garre, Carole Gentilhomme, Emilie Viasnoff, Corinne Victor, Thierry Gay
  • Patent number: 9193181
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording section configured and arranged to apply a liquid (UV ink) onto a recording medium (roll of paper) and record an image, a pre-treatment section (corona treatment section) configured and arranged to perform a pre-treatment on the roll of paper prior to when the UV ink is applied, and a first conveyance route along which the roll of paper is conveyed from the corona treatment section to the recording section. The first conveyance route has a first bend section configured and arranged to change the direction in which the roll of paper is conveyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichiro Irie
  • Patent number: 9156213
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of coating and thereby affecting the surface properties of a substrate such as a contact lens or other ophthalmic device. The method comprises the steps of generating an atmospheric plasma flow from a working gas and controlling the continuity of the atmospheric plasma flow with a power generator, and, introducing the atmospheric plasma flow to a substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, John Dallas Pruitt, Chandana Kolluru, Maria A. Dunkle, Yasuo Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 9156294
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes an unwinder, a recorder, a take-up part, a first supporter, a surface modifying part, and a second supporter. The unwinder unwinds a base material from a roll. The recorder records an image onto a surface of the base material. The take-up part takes up the base material on which an image has been recorded by the recorder. The first supporter supports the base material that is being conveyed in a direction away from the recorder after having been unwound from the unwinder. The surface modifying part modifies a surface of the base material by energizing the surface of the base material that has passed through the first supporter. The second supporter supports the base material that is being conveyed in a direction toward the recorder after having passed through the surface modifying part. The second supporter is more distant from the unwinder than the first supporter is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shiro Kitawaki, Toshio Tamura
  • Patent number: 9126362
    Abstract: An apparatus for corona treating film includes a source of film material and at least one transport roller that is rotatably mounted in a frame. The transport roller has a longitudinal axis and has a width greater than the film. First and second treater heads have first and second leading edges, first and second trailing edges and are mounted parallel to the longitudinal axis. The second leading edge is parallel to and spaced from the first trailing edge by a second predetermined distance. The film is transported over the roller and a high voltage electric arc is provided to the first and second treater heads. The roller is grounded and provides a return path for the electric current provided to the first and second treater heads, thereby corona treating the front side or back side of the film if a second roller and third and fourth treater heads are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Publication number: 20150125621
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to processes of preparing coated carrier particles by means of plasma activation and apparatus for use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joo T. Chung, Bernard A. Kelly, Brian S. Giannetto, Chieh-Min Cheng, Thomas C. Dombroski
  • Publication number: 20150124314
    Abstract: In a case where a functional film that includes an acrylic layer 7, an intermediate layer 8, and a protection layer 9 adjacent to one another on a resin substrate 3, and has the protection layer 9 on its outermost surface is manufactured, the protection layer 9 contains at least a polysiloxane compound, and the intermediate layer 8 contains at least one of the following materials: polyvinyl alcohol resin, polyvinyl acetate, cellulose, and water glass. With this structure, interlayer coupling between the acrylic layer 7 and the intermediate layer 8, and interlayer coupling between the intermediate layer 8 and the protection layer 9 can be strengthened, and detachment of each of the acrylic layer 7, the intermediate layer 8, and the protection layer 9 can be reduced. Accordingly, a functional film that is highly resistant to damage can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Taro Konuma, Takenori Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20150056422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer surface covering (1) comprising a PVC-free support layer (2), a decorative layer (5), a transparent wear layer (4) and a coating layer (3) between said support layer (2) and said decorative layer (5), said coating layer (3) having a thickness of at least 5 ?m and a surface tension equal or higher to the surface tension of the decorative layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: TARKETT GDL
    Inventors: Pierre Bastin, Pascal Di Croce
  • Publication number: 20150044407
    Abstract: A barrier liner for a composite vessel, the barrier liner including (A) a polymeric substrate; and (B) a gas barrier coating layer attached to at least a portion of the polymeric substrate; a composite vessel containing the above barrier liner; and a UV curable composition for producing the above barrier liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Abhijit Som, Vikrant V. Agrawal, Hiren Patel, Saurabh Kaujalgikar, Lakshmi Narasimha Vutukuru
  • Patent number: 8945684
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for depositing an anti-fouling top coat onto the outermost coating layer of a coated optical article, comprising the following steps: a) providing an optical article having two main faces, at least one of which being coated with an outermost layer; b) treating said outermost layer with energetic species resulting in surface physical attack and/or chemical modification; and c) vacuum evaporating a liquid coating material for an anti-fouling top coat by means of an evaporation device, resulting in the deposition of the evaporated coating material onto the treated outermost layer of the optical article, wherein prior to the vacuum evaporation step of the liquid coating material, said liquid coating material has been treated with energetic species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventor: Gérald Fournand
  • Publication number: 20150004395
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a vapor-deposited film that enables the formation of a pinhole and/or a crack due to flexure thereof in a processing of the vapor-deposited film such as lamination to be suppressed, and the deterioration of the gas barrier property thereof to be inhibited. The present invention relates to a vapor-deposited film including a substrate film that contains a polyvinyl alcohol polymer, and a metal vapor-deposited layer provided on the substrate film, a mean particle size in the metal vapor-deposited layer as determined using an electron microscope being 150 nm or less. The average thickness of the metal vapor-deposited layer is preferably 30 nm or more and 100 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nonaka, Hiroshi Kawai, Satoshi Yamakoshi
  • Patent number: 8889043
    Abstract: A method for casting a styrenic fluoropolymer film on a substrate includes preparing a polymer solution by dissolving the fluoropolymer in a solvent or solvent blend whose Hansen solubility parameters (HSPs. MPa1/2) satisfy the following relations: |SPb?SPp|<5, |SPb?SPs|<4, |SPb(H)?SPp(H)|<7, and 2<|SPb(H)?SPs(H)|<10 wherein SPb, SPp, SPs, are the total Hansen solubility parameters of solvent/solvent blend, fluoropolymer, and substrate, respectively; SPb(H), SPp(H), and, SPs(H) are the hydrogen-bond Hansen solubility parameters of solvent/solvent blend, fluoropolymer, and substrate, respectively; wherein the fluoropolymer comprises a moiety of: wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently hydrogen atoms, alkyl groups, substituted alkyl groups, or halogens, wherein at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is a fluorine atom, and wherein R is each independently a substituent on the styrenic ring, n is an integer from 0 to 5 representing the number of the substituents on the styrenic ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Akron Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Wang, Thauming Kuo, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, Frank W. Harris, Ted Calvin Germroth, Jiaokai Jing, Dong Zhang, Xiaoliang Zheng
  • Publication number: 20140329041
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a nail sticker using a rear print and a method for manufacturing the same, and the nail sticker (100) using a rear print according to the present disclosure includes a substrate (110) made of polyurethane, a print layer (120) having light-reflective particles (125) and directly printed to the substrate (110), an adhesive layer (130) formed on the print layer (120), and a release layer (140) formed on the adhesive layer (130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: JC KOREA CORP.
    Inventors: Dong Sung Kim, Hyun Surk Kim, Kyung Sik Choi, Ju Young Park, Jeong Rim Choi, Bo Mi Kim
  • Patent number: 8846161
    Abstract: A hydrophobic coating and method of preparing a hydrophobic coating with an adhesion promoting layer formed from an adhesion promoting composition and a hydrophobic layer, is disclosed. The adhesion promoting composition may comprise an adhesion promoting compound having an amine group and at least one of a silane functional group and/or a germanium functional group. The hydrophobic layer forming composition may comprise a hydrophobic layer forming compound having a hydrophobic aliphatic group and at least one of a silane functional group and/or a germanium functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Matthew R. Linford, Gaurav Saini
  • Patent number: 8846151
    Abstract: Metalized plastic substrates, and methods thereof are provided herein. The method includes providing a plastic substrate having a plurality of accelerators dispersed in the plastic substrate. The accelerators have a formula selected from the group consisting of: CuFe2O4-?, Ca0.25Cu0.75TiO3-?, and TiO2-?, wherein ?, ?, ? denotes oxygen vacancies in corresponding accelerators and 0.05???0.8, 0.05???0.5, and 0.05???1.0. The method further includes removing at least a portion of a surface of the plastic substrate to expose at least a first accelerator. The method further includes plating the exposed surface of the plastic substrate to form at least a first metal layer on the at least first accelerator, and then plating the first metal layer to form at least a second metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Qing Gong, Liang Zhou, Weifeng Miao, Xiong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140287156
    Abstract: Membranes of the invention comprise a hybrid silica film on a organic polymer support. The silica comprises organic bridging groups bound to two or more silicon atoms, in particular at least 1 of said organic bridging groups per 10 silicon atoms. The membranes can be produced by dry chemistry processes, in particular plasma-enhanced vapour deposition of bridged silane precursors, or by wet chemistry involving hydrolysis of the bridged silane precursors. The membranes are inexpensive and efficient for separation of small molecules and filtration processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Kreiter, Mariadriana Creatore, Folker Petrus Cuperus, Jaap Ferdinand Vente, Patrick Herve Tchoua Ngamou
  • Patent number: 8840970
    Abstract: Functionalized multilayer structures are manufactured by a process whereby a substrate material is treated with a reactive-gas plasma to form an activated layer on the surface thereof, and then by depositing a liquid functional monomer on the activated layer to form a self-assembled functional layer. Any excess liquid monomer must be allowed to re-evaporate in order to obtain optimal functionality on the surface of the resulting structure. The deposition of the liquid layer is preferably carried out with high kinetic energy to ensure complete penetration of the monomer throughout the body of the substrate. For particular applications, prior to formation of the reactive layer the substrate may be coated with a high glass-transition temperature polymer or a metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sigma Laboratories of Arizona, LLC
    Inventors: Angelo Yializis, Gordon Goodyear
  • Publication number: 20140257450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparation method of a tube and a transplantable polymer tube prepared by such method, which includes modifying the inner surface of a tube using plasma. A preparation method of a tube may include preparing a tube, modifying the inner surface of the tube using microplasma so as to have reactivity, forming a thin film layer on the modified surface of the tube to prevent aging or impart adhesiveness, and modifying the surface of the thin film layer using microplasma so as to enhance cell adhesion thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH & BUSINESS FOUNDATION SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dong Geun JUNG, Yong Ki Cho, Dae Won Park, Heon Yong Park, Hye Rim Lee
  • Publication number: 20140242380
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] To provide: an antifog optical article wherein a suitable water-repellent layer is formed in the process of application of antifog coating having a water-absorbing layer consisting primarily of urethane or acrylic resin having a polyoxyethylene chain on a base material; and a manufacturing method of the antifog optical article. [Solution] A water-absorbing layer consisting primarily of urethane or acrylic resin having a polyoxyethylene chain represented as —(CH2CH2O)n- is formed on a surface of a glass or plastic base material, a water-repellent layer consisting primarily of at least one of amino-modified silicone and mercapto-modified silicone is formed on a surface of the water-absorbing layer, and a contact angle with respect to water on a surface of the water-repellent layer is set equal to or larger than 100 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Tokai Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroko Ishikawa, Noboru Otani
  • Patent number: 8795790
    Abstract: [Problem] An object is to provide a magnetic recording medium with improved HDI characteristics, such as impact resistance, and its manufacturing method. [Solution] A typical structure of a magnetic recording medium 100 according to the present invention includes, on a base, at least a magnetic recording layer 122, a protective layer 126, and a lubricating layer 128, wherein the magnetic recording layer 122 includes, in an in-plane direction, a magnetic recording part 136 configured of a magnetic material and a non-recording part 134 magnetically separating the magnetic recording part 136, and a surface corresponding to the non-recording part 134 protuberates more than a surface corresponding to the magnetic recording part 136.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: WD Media (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Sonobe, Akira Shimada, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Masanori Aniya
  • Publication number: 20140190958
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating an insulation component (10), having PEEK, for insulating an electrically conductive heating cable (100) comprising the following steps: 1.) at least sectionally treating the surface of the insulation component (10) with at least one cold plasma flame, and 2.) applying at least one protective layer (20) to the treated surface of the insulation component (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Koch, Eberhard Lenz
  • Publication number: 20140154426
    Abstract: A process for obtaining a film comprised of the incorporation of naturally-sourced antimicrobial agents in a polymeric structure to develop packages for increasing the shelf life of refrigerated meat, preferentially refrigerated fresh salmon, wherein said process comprises the following steps: a) obtaining microcapsules of a naturally-sourced antimicrobial agent in an enveloping medium, comprising the steps of: a1) producing an aqueous phase dissolving gum arabic (Quimatic) and Tween 20 in distilled water; a2) producing an oily phase through a solution of the naturally-sourced antimicrobial agent with a mixture of thymol and carvacrol; a3) preparing an emulsion incorporating the aqueous phase onto the oily phase; b) incorporating the microcapsules into polymers, previously treating them in order to reduce their surface tension (corona treatment), the microcapsules settling over the film, and letting them dry on a stove at controlled temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Abel GUARDA, Javiera RUBILAR, Maria Jose GALOTTO
  • Publication number: 20140144323
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a silica-like membrane for separating gas, which is modified from poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) membrane by an atmospheric pressure high temperature plasma torch (APHTPT). Furthermore, the present invention of the separating gas silica-like membrane with an inorganic/organic interface structure which has both the gas flux of the organic membrane and also the gas selectivity of the inorganic membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: CHUNG YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jung-Tsai Chen, Ywu-Jang Fu, Kuo-Lun Tung, Shu-Hsien Huang, Wei-Song Hung, Shingjiang Jessie Lue, Chien-Chieh Hu, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai
  • Publication number: 20140141243
    Abstract: A method for the producing of an agent for the removal of dissolved phosphorus compounds from water, relying on the formation of the biopolymer metal compound system which is characterized by that, the natural plant fibres are subjected to the activation, subsequently the activated natural plant fibres are coated with biopolymer or derivatives thereof with the ionic character. The natural plant fibres are coated with at least one water-soluble polyvalent metal compound before or after coating the natural plant fibres with biopolymer or derivatives thereof with the ionic character. Such modified natural plant fibres form a composite fibrous material in the form of biopolymer hydrogel support crosslinked in the presence of water-soluble polyvalent metal compound support on the warp from natural fibre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie
    Inventors: Hanna Siwek, Malgorzata Wlodarczyk, Artur Bartkowiak, Katarzyna Sobecka
  • Patent number: 8728584
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for patterning a polymer surface. A polymer layer is formed on a substrate. A conductive grid with a mesh pattern is placed on the polymer layer. The mesh pattern is transferred to the polymer layer by a plasma treatment. The conductive grid is then removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: National Sun Yat-Sen University
    Inventor: Shu-Chen Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20140127516
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel composite for preventing ice adhesion. A superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic surface with a hydrophobic, low freezing point liquid adsorbed onto surface asperities results in a durable, renewable anti-icing surface. The preparation method for novel icing and rain protecting surface is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: LIANG WANG, VIKTORIA REN WANG
  • Patent number: 8709545
    Abstract: A hybrid coating including a mixture of an organosilane component, a metal alkoxide component and a surfactant component. A method for coating a substrate including cleaning a substrate surface, treating the surface with oxygen plasma, applying an adhesion promoter to the surface, then applying a hybrid coating to the surface and curing the hybrid coating. A method for making a hybrid coating includes preparing a mixture comprising an organosilane, a metal alkoxide and a surfactant, heating the mixture; and filtering the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kjersta L. Larson-Smith, Kay Y. Blohowiak, Jill E. Seebergh, Michael R. Sirkis, Vasan S. Sundaram
  • Patent number: 8652584
    Abstract: A method is disclosed herein for treating a polymeric surface to resist non-specific binding of biomolecules and attachment of cells. The method includes the steps of: imparting a charge to the polymeric surface to produce a charged surface; exposing the charged surface to a nitrogen-rich polymer to form a polymerized surface; exposing the polymerized surface to an oxidized polysaccharide to form an aldehyde surface; and exposing the aldehyde surface to a reducing agent. Advantageously, a method is provided which produces surfaces that resist non-specific protein binding and cell attachment and that avoids the use of photochemical reactions or prior art specially designed compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxi (Kevin) Chen, William Galbraith
  • Publication number: 20140037860
    Abstract: Item comprising thermoplastic polyurethane adhesively bonded to crosslinked polyethylene without any chemical adhesion promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus HILMER, Aleksander Glinka, Oliver Muehren
  • Patent number: 8609200
    Abstract: In a hose having a resin layer as an inner layer, a plasma treatment is performed on the inner surface of the inner layer and a connecting portion of an end part of the hose to thereby perform surface modification. Then, a sealing layer made of an elastic material is coated on and bonded to the inner surface of the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Inoue, Kazutaka Katayama
  • Publication number: 20130327436
    Abstract: Process for the production of a flame-retardant plastics piping system which comprises piping components, in particular piping and connecting elements, such as fittings, valves, screw-threaded elements, containers, pumps, and to which, on the exterior surface of the plastics piping system, an intumescent water- or solvent-based coating comprising a crosslinking binder, in particular at least one of the following binders: vinyl acetate, epoxy resin, acrylate, acrylate mixed resin, polyurethane, polyurethane-acrylate, and various fillers, is applied, where a protective layer is applied over the intumescent coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Oliver Hein
  • Publication number: 20130276816
    Abstract: A polypropylene part of a device for packaging and/or applying a product, including a body having at least one wall covered, at least partly, with at least one finishing coat, the resilience of said polypropylene being greater than or equal to 7 kJ/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Guillaume COUCHE
  • Patent number: 8557350
    Abstract: Method of bonding a layer (S) of silicone to a substrate (4?) of methacrylic polymer; the method involves positioning between the methacrylate polymer and the silicone a layer (9) of an organosilane having the formula R1Si(R2)3, in which R2 is OH and R1 is a methacrylic residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Silicon Biosystems S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppina Simone, Gerado Perozziello, Gianni Medoro
  • Patent number: 8541065
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating surfaces with micro- and nanoparticles, the micro- and nanoparticles being chemically bonded to the surface, comprising the steps of pre-treatment of the surface with a plasma method, simultaneous or subsequent application of the micro- and nanoparticles to the surface, and subsequent fixation of the micro and nanoparticles on the surface using a plasma method, characterized in that the fixation of the micro- and nanoparticles takes place with the aid of anisothermal plasmas, the median electrical energy of which lies in the range of the bond dissociation energy of the micro- and nanoparticles, thus allowing the strength of the chemical bond between the surface and the micro- and nanoparticles to be variably set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: INP Greifswald, Leibniz-Institut fuer Plasmaforschung und Technologie e.V.
    Inventors: Gerold Lukowski, Karsten Schroeder, Wolf-Dieter Juelich, Ruediger Foest, Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Joerg Ehlbeck
  • Publication number: 20130240035
    Abstract: A solar cell protective sheet comprising a polyethylene terephthalate-containing substrate that has been surface-treated through flame treatment with a silane compound-introduced flame or through atmospheric-pressure plasma treatment, and having, on the treated surface of the substrate, a coating layer that contains a fluoropolymer, has good interlayer adhesiveness after wet heat aging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota SUZUKI, Yohei ARITOSHI, Yusuke AKASAKI
  • Patent number: 8518497
    Abstract: Provided is the preparation of a coil-comb block copolymer and a method for producing nanostructures formed by the copolymer. Particularly, provided is a method for producing nanostructured polymer thin films, including: preparing a coil-comb block copolymer via a controlled polymer polymerization process; forming a thin film of the block copolymer on a substrate and carrying out heat treatment to form nanostructures including vertically aligned cylindrical microstructures; and irradiating ultraviolet rays to the thin film and carrying out oxygen plasma treatment to form nanostructured polymer thin films including cylindrical pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sang Youl Kim, Myungeun Seo
  • Publication number: 20130196041
    Abstract: A method of making a microwave energy interactive structure includes plasma treating the surface of a polymer film with an inert gas at a plasma treatment energy per unit surface area of the film of from about 0.005 J/cm2 to about 0.2 J/cm2 to reduce the apparent surface roughness of film the polymer film, and depositing a layer of microwave energy interactive material onto the plasma treated surface of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130171455
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a printing ink for a polyolefin polymer-based support, comprising at least a binder and at least a pigment, said binder being an oxidized polyolefin wax emulsified in water, said wax having a Brookfield viscosity less than 5000 mPa·s at 150° C. and acidity between 28 and 32 mg KOH/g, the viscosity of said ink being less than 2000 mPa·s at 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Tarkett SAS
    Inventor: Luc Forget
  • Patent number: 8475886
    Abstract: A method is disclosed herein for treating a polymeric surface to resist non-specific binding of biomolecules and attachment of cells. The method includes the steps of: imparting a charge to the polymeric surface to produce a charged surface; exposing the charged surface to a nitrogen-rich polymer to form a polymerized surface; exposing the polymerized surface to an oxidized polysaccharide to form an aldehyde surface; and exposing the aldehyde surface to a reducing agent. Advantageously, a method is provided which produces surfaces that resist non-specific protein binding and cell attachment and that avoids the use of photochemical reactions or prior art specially designed compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxi (Kevin) Chen, William Galbraith
  • Publication number: 20130136929
    Abstract: A process for applying an overlayer to a cured thermoset molding composition is provided that includes exposing the cured thermoset molding composition to a plasma under conditions that modify the surface energy of a surface of the article without visually modifying the surface. The surface of the article is then overcoated with an overlayer having superior adhesion to a like article absent the intermediate plasma treatment. A component is also provided that is cured thermoset resin article having a shape and a surface. An overlayer is applied to the surface while the surface is still plasma activated. The overlayer is adhesion is unchanged by 4 weeks in a 100% humidity chamber at 30° C. over at least 95 area % of an interface between the overlayer and the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Probir Kumar Guha, Michael J. Siwajek, Brad Anthony Haskell, SudarSan Neogi
  • Patent number: 8435633
    Abstract: To provide a laminate excellent in weather resistance, moisture-proof property, adhesion between layers and its long-term stability, and a process for its production. A laminate comprising a substrate sheet containing a fluororesin, an adhesive layer, and a moisture-proof layer containing, as the main component, at least one inorganic compound selected from the group consisting of an inorganic oxide, an inorganic nitride and an inorganic oxynitride, laminated in this order, wherein the adhesive layer contains, as the main component, at least one metal oxide selected from the group consisting of zirconium oxide, tantalum oxide and hafnium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Kihara, Takuya Nakao, Hiroshi Aruga, Eiji Shidoji
  • Patent number: 8425982
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating arrays of nanoscaled alternating lamellar or cylinders in a polymer matrix having improved long range order utilizing self-assembling block copolymers, and films and devices formed from these methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer Kahl Regner
  • Patent number: 8414987
    Abstract: A method for improving an adhesion of an adhesive to a cured silicon-containing surface is provided. The method comprises applying a primer composition to the surface before applying the adhesive; and subjecting the surface to a plasma treatment before or after the composition is applied thereto; wherein the primer composition comprises a polar organic solvent, an acrylic monomer, and an amino-containing silane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Great Eastern Resins Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shang-Hsin Guo, Wen-Ching Tsay, Bor-Kai Hsiung
  • Patent number: 8414983
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of aligning reactive mesogens (RM) on a substrate subjected to particle beam treatment, to RM's oriented by said method, especially in form of thin layers, to oriented polymers and polymer films obtained from such oriented RM's and RM layers, and to the use of the RM's, layers, polymers and films in optical, electronic and electrooptical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit Beschränkter Haftung
    Inventors: Owain Llyr Parri, Alison Linda May, Julian Vaughan-Spickers, Karl Skjonnemand, Oleg Yaroshchuck
  • Patent number: 8394197
    Abstract: Enhanced corrosion resistance is achieved in a coating by using a germanium-containing precursor and hollow cathode techniques to form a first layer directly on the surface of a workpiece, prior to forming an outer layer, such as a layer of diamond-like carbon (DLC). The use of a germanium or germanium-carbide precursor reduces film stress and enables an increase in the thickness of the subsequently formed DLC. Germanium incorporation also reduces the porosity of the layer. In one embodiment, a cap layer containing germanium is added after the DLC in order to further reduce the susceptibility of the coating to chemical penetration from the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sub-One Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Tudhope, Thomas B. Casserly, Karthik Boinapally, Deepak Upadhyaya, William J. Boardman
  • Publication number: 20130048601
    Abstract: A method for improving adhesion between polymeric materials is provided. The method includes treating a surface of a first polymeric material with plasma of oxygen gas and hydrogen-containing gas. The first polymeric material may be a fully cured polymeric material. A second polymeric material may then be deposited on the plasma treated surface of the first polymeric material. The second polymeric material may be an uncured polymeric material. This plasma treatment may be used in improving the adhesion between polymeric components of an inkjet printer. It provides good adhesion between the polymeric components of the inkjet printer even after long exposure to ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Dryer, David Bernard, David Rhine, Xiaoming Wu, Jing X. Sun, Gary Williams
  • Publication number: 20130033671
    Abstract: A method of conditioning a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) substrate for enhanced surface adhesion accomplished by exposing an LCP substrate to oxygen plasma. The plasma will chemically alter and modify the LCP substrate surface to promote increased adhesion of metal and subsequent LCP layers during lamination. Lamination is accomplished while dwelling under the melt temperature of the LCP substrate itself. A further method is disclosed of detecting impurities modified or deposited onto the LCP surface during plasma treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: ENDICOTT INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Schadt, Frank D. Egitto, Luis J. Matienzo